Tracks From The Lab by Märtini Brös
Hooray, the Brös are back! Since their brilliant second album "Love The Machines" (pfrcd12/pfrlp12), the two singles "Love The Machine" (pfr41) and "(She's) Heavy Metal" (pfr49) and an extensive tour (all in 2004) Mike Vamp and Clé took almost no time off. On the last station of their "Love The Machines World Tour" they revamped their live appearance and started the "Märtini Brös DJ Lab" merging the best from both worlds - their DJ-team sets and the live performances - to a homogeneous clubshow. They also recently remixed Scissor Sisters ("Filthy/Gorgeous" (Polydor/UK), Hans Nieswandt ("ich vermiss die Zeit" (Ladomat) ) and the new Electropop-hope Nachlader. That the Brös are always up for crossing borders has been proven on a special show in March in Berlin: Under the banner "Classic meets modern Electronic" they performed with Steve Reich, Ari Meyers & his Orchestra, Max Loderbauer & Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten) and Ricardo Villalobos. But even better: the Märtini Brös recorded a new amazing double A-side EP for Poker Flat! "Tracks From The Lab" contains two freshly crafted Electro-Tech songs. "Darkroom" is indeed as dark as it sounds, dominated by a super-deep synthie tone embedded in a finger clicking rhythm construction. The spoken word lyrics by Clé are about musical socialisation in the computer age and not to be mistaken with darkrooms - the sort we are familiar with in some clubs, "Joystick" on the second a-side is a reduced electro-track with a bubbling bass-line and the typical Märtini Brös ingredients on a clubby advanced level.